Malcolm is a Partner of Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick and Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick Lawyers. His practice is split between litigious matters and his work as a patent attorney.


Magda has completed a science degree, where she majored in Chemistry, in addition to a Bachelor of Laws. She joined Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick Lawyers (POFL) in 2007 and was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2008. In her time at POFL, she has developed a wide range of experience in all aspects of intellectual property including patent, design, trade mark, copyright and trade practices issues.


Greg is the Chairman of the Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick Board and has been with the firm since 1985. Greg initially worked in the industry as a corporate patent and trade marks adviser, and later worked with a general legal practice in Melbourne. He was a founding partner of Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick Lawyers in 1996, and is the firm’s senior litigator.

BEng(Civil)(Hons) LLB LLM FIPTA

Adrian is an intellectual property (IP) lawyer who combines legal expertise with deep technological knowledge to advise Australian and international businesses in the resolution of commercial IP disputes.


David began his career with Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick Lawyers in 2003 as an articled clerk, and was admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Federal and High Courts of Australia in 2004. He was subsequently registered as a trade marks attorney in 2006 and a patent attorney in 2007.

Margaret Ryan, Special Counsel

Margaret Ryan, Former POF Attorney

BA LLB (Hons)

Margaret has devoted her professional career to helping clients in the intellectual property (IP) space protect, commercialise and enforce their valuable rights. With over 25 years’ experience in private practice, Margaret is versatile, being able to draft and negotiate IP agreements as well as represent clients when their rights are infringed. Margaret possesses a detailed knowledge of IP law, as witnessed by her lecturing in IP at Victoria University and having contributed to the Copyright section of the legal encyclopaedia, The Laws of Australia – The Law Handbook, and the Copyright section of the 2018 Law Handbook. She uses this expertise to give practical, commercial advice to her clients.


Chris is the firm’s Commercial/Litigation practice group leader. He has extensive experience in conducting litigation for local and international clients, and has conducted cases concerning the validity and enforcement of patents, trade marks and designs, as well as the obtainment of rights in appeals from the Australian Intellectual Property Office.

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